Title

Photoinitiated polymerization of aryl cyclic sulfonium salts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-15-2001

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

Polymers are produced by direct photolysis of substituted aryl cyclic sulfonium Zwitterionic salts in solution or film. Analysis of zwitterionic monomers via C-13 NMR, UV, and IR spectroscopy as well as X-ray diffraction clearly identifies the structures taking part, in the photoinduced polymerization in the solid crystalline films. The protonated form of the zwitterionic monomers, however, fails to produce detectable amounts of polymer upon photolysis under any conditions. (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY

Volume

39

Issue

4

First Page

571

Last Page

584